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    What is the difference between floor and hydronic heating?

    In actual fact, floor heating is a type of hydronic heating that you could choose to have installed in your home. Hydronic heating is the broad term used to describe a system that warms your home via hot water that flows through pipes that have been laid beneath the floor or in the roof space. Floor heating is the name given to the system that is laid beneath your floor, directly into the concrete slab.

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    Do you install the system or can I do it myself?

    The Cambro Boilers team is more than happy to handle the installation of your hydronic heating system for you. However, if you would prefer, we can also provide you with a fully designed kit that your plumber will be able to use to install it for you.

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    How long does hydronic heating take to install?

    The time it takes to install your system will vary depending on the size of your house, whether it is an existing building or not, and the amount of access available for running the heating pipes.

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    Is there any maintenance involved? How often do the systems need to be serviced?

    Whilst there isn’t a whole lot of maintenance involved with hydronic heating, we do advise that you have yours serviced every couple of years.

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    Do you also do commercial buildings or just residential?

    Cambro Hydronic Heating mainly does residential installations, but we all also do small commercial installations depending on the size of the project. Please contact us for more information regarding this.

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    Is hydronic heating safe to use in my home?

    This system is completely safe. In the floor heating option, the coil pipes are embedded in the concrete slab and the water from the boiler is set at 50 degrees Celsius (which gives out a slab temperature of about 27 degrees Celsius; the same temperature as the sun on a tiled floor). In the panel radiator option, the water at the boiler is heated to about 75 degrees Celsius and the panel will grow quite warm but will not burn or blister skin.

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    Is hydronic heating noisy like ducted systems are?

    These systems are generally completely silent; the only noise that you are likely to hear is the burner in the boiler and even this is fairly minimal.

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